German aviation expert Andreas Spaeth tells DW that the state bailout for Lufthansa is difficult as investors and some opposition policymakers don't agree on how much influence the state should have on the flag carrier.
Travelers who used general flight booking websites to book flights that were canceled in the coronavirus crisis are having a much harder time getting their money back than passengers booking directly with an airline.
The move is part of a restructuring plan to cope with the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis. The airline said it would halve its investment in new aircraft.
Heinz Hermann Thiele had criticized a €9 billion rescue plan that would see the government take a 20% stake in the embattled flag carrier. But a day before a shareholder vote, the investor signaled his support.
Infections in Germany have hit a three-month high. Ukraine has reported its highest figure yet. Meanwhile, Lufthansa has posted a net loss of €1.5 billion. Catch up with the latest news on the pandemic.
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